Hon. Richard D. Taylor, Jr. (Ret.)

Areas of Experience

Medical malpractice, personal injury, business dissolution, construction, contracts, corporate disputes, defamation, domestic relations, employment, employment discrimination, and governmental issues.

Professional Experience

  • Certified Mediator, Supreme Court of Virginia.
  • Judge, Circuit Court of the City of Richmond, 2002-2014; Chief Judge, 2010-2012.
  • Judge, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court of the City of Richmond, 1993-2002; Chief Judge, 1999-2001.
  • Presiding Judge, Richmond Metropolitan Multi-Jurisdictional Grand Jury, 2005-2010.
  • Former Deputy Counsel/Special Assistant for Policy, Office of the Governor L. Douglas Wilder, Commonwealth of Virginia. Served as in-house counsel to the Governor.
  • Former Associate Attorney, Hill, Tucker & Marsh, Richmond.


  • Former Member, National Association of Family and Juvenile Court Judges.
  • Past Chair, Education Committee of the Judicial Conference of Virginia; Past Member, Judicial Administration Committee of the Judicial Conference of Virginia.
  • Former Faculty, Professionalism Course, Virginia State Bar.
  • Former Member, Board of Governors, Family Law Section, Virginia State Bar.
  • Member, Virginia State Bar; Bar Association of the City of Richmond; Old Dominion Bar Association.
  • Former Member, Domestic Relations Section, Virginia Bar Association.


  • Yale Divinity School, M. Div.
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
  • Georgetown University, B.A.

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